By Anthony Horowitz
"Horowitz actually pulls off the fantastic phantasm that Arthur Conan Doyle left us one final tale."--San Diego Union Tribune
London, 1890. 221B Baker St. an exceptional paintings broker named Edmund Carstairs visits Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson to beg for his or her aid. he's being menaced by means of an odd guy in a flat cap - a sought after felony who turns out to have him the entire approach from the USA. within the days that stick to, his house is robbed, his relations is threatened. after which the 1st homicide takes place.
THE condominium OF SILK convey Sherlock Holmes again with all of the nuance, pacing, and nearly superhuman powers of study and deduction that made him the world's maximum detective, in a case depicting occasions too stunning, too substantial to ever seem in print....until now.
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Lestrade had in the meantime grew to become his consciousness to a packet of cigarettes mendacity on a desk close by. He tested the label. ‘Old Judge…’ ‘Manufactured, i believe you can find, by means of Goodwin and corporate of latest York. i discovered the stub of 1 such cigarette at Ridgeway corridor. ’ ‘Did you presently? ’ Lestrade let loose a silent exclamation. ‘Well,’ he stated, ‘I think we will be able to discard the concept that our American buddy was once the sufferer of a random assault? although there were lots of these during this neighbourhood, and it truly is constantly attainable that this fellow back to his room and stunned somebody as they have been ransacking where. A struggle ensued. A knife used to be drawn. And there’s the top of it…’ ‘I imagine it's unlikely,’ Holmes agreed. ‘It would appear an excessive amount of of a twist of fate guy who arrived lately in London and who was once essentially as much as no solid should still unexpectedly meet his result in this fashion. What occurred during this resort room can simply be a right away results of his actions in Wimbledon. after which there's the placement of the physique and the attitude at which the knife used to be pushed into his neck. it kind of feels to me that the attacker used to be expecting him beside the door within the darkened room, for there has been no candle burning the following once we arrived. He walked in and was once seized from in the back of. him, you will discover that he used to be a robust guy, in a position to taking care of himself. yet during this example he was once taken without notice and killed with a unmarried blow. ’ ‘Theft could nonetheless be the motive,’ Lestrade insisted. ‘There are the fifty kilos and the necklace to be accounted for. in the event that they aren't the following, the place are they? ’ ‘I have each cause to think you'll find the necklace in a pawnbroker on Bridge Lane. Our guy had simply come from there. it'll definitely seem that whoever killed him took the money, yet i'd recommend that was once now not the first cause of the crime. maybe you need to wonder what else used to be taken from the room. we've got a physique without identification, Lestrade. you'll imagine customer from the USA may have a passport or letters of advent, might be, to suggest him to a financial institution. His pockets, I detect, is absent. you recognize what identify he used on getting into the inn? ’ ‘He referred to as himself Benjamin Harrison. ’ ‘Which is naturally the present American president. ’ ‘The American president? in fact. i used to be conscious of that. ’ Lestrade scowled. ‘But no matter what identify he selected, we all know precisely who he's. he's Keelan O’Donaghue, overdue of Boston. you notice the mark on his face? That’s a bullet wound. Don’t inform me you’ll argue with that! ’ Holmes became to me and that i nodded. ‘It is unquestionably a gun wound,’ I acknowledged. I had visible many comparable accidents in Afghanistan. ‘I might say it's a couple of 12 months outdated. ’ ‘Which ties in precisely with what Carstairs instructed me,’ Lestrade concluded, triumphantly. ‘It turns out to me that we've got come to the tip of this entire sorry episode. O’Donaghue used to be injured within the shootout on the Boston tenement. whilst, his dual brother was once killed and he got here to England on a venture of revenge. That a lot is as undeniable as a pikestaff.